DIY Almond Milk

5 mins active8 hours totalYields 4 cups
Instructions
When we have an extra five minutes and a little inclination, we love to make our own batch of almond milk. The creaminess and freshness of homemade almond milk is unrivaled by its store-bought counterparts, and once you see how easy it is, you'll be eager to always have a batch around. Our producer Milkman SF—a local almond milk genius—is also offering their DIY Cacao Almond Milk kit, for all of you chocoholics out there!

Ingredients

2 cups of Raw Almonds

Water

Step 1

Put the almonds in a large bowl and cover with cold water by at least an inch. Cover the bowl with a dishtowel and let soak for at least 8 hours.

Step 2

When the almonds have soaked, strain them in a colander and place them in a blender. Add 4 cups of water and blend until the mixture is very smooth.

Step 3

Place a cheesecloth over a large bowl and gather the edges in one hand so as to create a well. Carefully begin to pour the water and almond mixture into the cheesecloth, taking pains to not let any spill out the sides. When all of the mixture has been poured, squeeze the remaining almond meal in the cheesecloth to make sure you've gotten out all of the liquid. When you're finished, compost the almond meal (or use it in a baking experiment) and store the almond milk in an airtight container in the fridge. It only keeps for a few days so be sure to put it to good use as soon as you can!